To the Editor,
The Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) and the hundreds of students and families we serve applaud the swift actions of Governor Kasich and members of the Ohio General Assembly for their extensive efforts to secure the passage of Ohio House Sub Bill 124. This bill will allow the voters in the additional four counties we serve outside of Delaware County the opportunity to vote on the 2015 renewal levy.
The critical funding from this renewal levy will allow DACC to continue maintaining quality programming and a rigorous curriculum for students throughout five Ohio counties, while empowering them to be college, career and life ready.
Whether personally involved with DACC or not, it is important for our community to recognize the high-quality educational programming DACC provides throughout the Delaware area and the substantial positive impact DACC has on students in our district. Always keeping education a top priority, DACC offers both high school electives and continuing adult education classes to give local students hands-on, quality training for real-life professions.
Thanks to the recent passing of Ohio House Sub Bill 124 and the leadership by Representative Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) and Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township), DACC now has a clear direction for the future.
Because Governor Kasich and Ohio legislators understood this unique situation, recognized DACC’s critical role in the community and worked quickly toward a solution, we now can continue our essential work to assure a quality learning experience for our students and build a strong workforce for tomorrow.
Mary Beth Freeman
Superintendent, Delaware Area Career Center